Local Lunch Recommendations – Eastside Portland
At CENTRL, we know a great work environment is about more than just the physical office where you get your work done. It’s also about taking the time to develop an authentic sense of camaraderie and community within your team. And what better way to get to know your colleagues than grabbing a bite after work?
Fortunately, you’ll find many fantastic places near our Eastside Portland location where you and your coworkers can socialize while supporting a locally owned business. With so many choices, though, we know that deciding where to grab dinner or drinks can sometimes feel overwhelming.
With this in mind, here are a few after work spots on the Eastside that we think you’ll like and hope you’ll support.
600 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97214
Rontoms has everything you’re looking for in your after work spot: drinks, dinner, Ping Pong, a patio, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces. We love the ambience here. Inside it’s decorated with trees and bamboo, which give it a cozy, outdoorsy vibe. Definitely give the Dark Mountain drink a try. It has a unique pineapple flavor with a touch of bitterness. Very refreshing!
920 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Hey Love is the official hotel bar and cafe at the gorgeous new Jupiter NEXT, and a stress-free neighborhood hangout. The ambience is amazing, and the staff is always attentive and friendly. They offer a tropically inspired menu of cocktails and plates, with options for vegans. The drinks here are creative, fun, and delicious, and we especially appreciate that they’re invested in our community.
204 SE Oak St, Portland, OR 97214
Produce Row has been at the center of Portland’s craft beer scene since the 70’s, and is a great place to grab a drink and relax after work. They offer an impressive tap list and (we think) one of the best burgers in town. The pastrami sandwich here is also excellent. If you’re stopping by for happy hour, definitely try their grapefruit cocktail and brussel sprouts, topped with onions and bacon.
CENTRL Loves Local Businesses
We feel fortunate that our Eastside workspace is situated in such a uniquely beautiful and vibrant community, fueled by creativity, a collaborative spirit, and entrepreneurship. That’s why we encourage you to support local businesses here in Eastside Portland. And whether you are looking for the perfect IPA, taco, or cocktail, always feel free to ask our staff for a recommendation. We’re happy to help!